Must-See Companies of NIRSA 2018

must-see companies


In March 2018, the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo will take place in Denver, Colorado. Use this guide as a breakdown of the must-see companies to visit while you’re there. Don’t forget to stop by Booth #415 to say hello to the Campus Rec Team


Aacer Sports Flooring: Booth #808

Aacer Sports Flooring, a MFMA Member Mill, is a leading manufacturer of high-performance hardwood flooring and sub-floor systems for the sports and rec industry. All wood is milled and graded to a high standard. They pride themselves on delivering product that is consistent and of superior quality. Come learn why Aacer’s flooring receives high marks for vibration reduction, shock absorption, flooring resiliency, moisture resistance and dead-spot elimination.

 715.582.1181    


Adidas Outdoor: Booth #330

adidas Terrex is the athletic brand in the outdoors. adidas Outdoor’s history began in the 1970s with the creation of the first light trekking shoes. Climbing legend Reinhold Messner helped adidas design hiking shoes for his first Everest ascent without supplemental oxygen in 1980. Recently, Five Ten joined the adidas Outdoor family, bringing with it Stealth® rubber technology and more than 30 years of expertise. Visit the Partnership Program, which gives each school a $350 credit toward screening/embroidery costs per season.

 770.310.3444   


Aktiv Solutions: Booth #325

Aktiv Solutions amplifies dynamic training areas for fitness centers and specialty studios alike. Our mission is to establish safe, functional and revenue-generating spaces. Integrating the principles of functional fitness with the technical expertise of functional design is our calling. Aktiv crafts energizing and balanced operational solutions to accommodate today’s explosive dynamic training trends. Aktiv is the United States distribution partner for GYM RAX, MyEquilibria, Fitgraphix, CorMax Fitness, NinjaGrips and LYFT Fitness.

 310.559.9949   


Alvarado: Booth #612

For 60 years, Alvarado has been the best choice for rec and wellness centers throughout North America. Alvarado’s turnstiles and gates are designed to integrate with management software and automate the check-in process. Alvarado’s solutions are proven in the field with hundreds of installations. Alvarado offers state-of-the-art solutions and integrates with virtually every membership software, as well as any card or biometric reader technology. Alvarado’s goal is to provide rec and wellness centers with products and solutions that best meet their needs.


CannonDesign: Booth #635

CannonDesign is a leading global design firm with a proven record of creating award-winning collegiate recreation facilities that appeal to students and strengthen campuses. Equipped with a full suite of services from master planning to architecture, engineering and more, our team works to reflect the spirit and character of each institution with aesthetically pleasing, functionally sound and cost-effective environments that enrich the campus experience for everyone.

 617.742.5440   


Colorado Time Systems: Booth #1000

Colorado Time Systems is synonymous with precision and accuracy in timing and scoring. Its Gen7 technology exceeds current standards by offering you cutting-edge technology with unrivaled precision and an all new software driven experience to run your meets flawlessly.

 800.279.0111   


Daxko: Booth #1003

In late 2015, Daxko acquired CSI Software and their recreation management platform, SpectrumNG. SpectrumNG is now Daxko Spectrum. At its heart, Daxko Spectrum is the same robust, flexible and comprehensive recreation management platform. Daxko is the No. 1 software provider serving the member-based health and wellness market. From enabling efficient operations to engaging mobile applications that build relationships, our solutions are purpose-built for health and wellness organizations.


DSE: Booth #1007

Get precisely the management software you need with DSE’s RecCenter suite. RecCenter is a customized, modular, web-based software that allows clients to pick relevant modules. Modules include: memberships, facility access, facility scheduling, equipment check-out, employee management, club sports, class registration, personal training, intramural sports, event registration, POS, etc. Integration with department website, single sign-on, active directory and payment gateway are included.


Ecore: Booth #1107

Playing on the right surface is important. Having a suite of flooring that supports a full range of activities is imperative. Can the right flooring contribute to the overall wellness of the student? Yes. Ecore Athletic surfaces help prevent injury from serious falls, support joint and muscle health, and even keep the whole building quieter. Ecore offers a variety of surfaces, everything from performance rubber to engineered surfaces, specifically designed so athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages can do what they love longer.



Innovative space for climbing and cross training. Climbing is shifting to an Olympic sport in 2020. Offer a new, unique style of equipment exceptional for training specific movements to build strength and technique. Monkey Space is highly modular and user-friendly for anyone to modify the location of training elements to create custom routines — instructional videos are ready to start building on. Great for climbing team challenges, multi-sport training and physiotherapists.


Escape Fitness

Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, Escape Fitness has built a reputation in more than 70 countries for designing exciting functional training experiences. Its passion shines through in its equipment, which combines innovative features with vibrant colors. Its trainer education and innovative ready-to-go group training programs bring equipment and training spaces to life. Clients including Texas Tech University, University of Cincinnati, Penn State Fayette and University of Georgia are feeling and loving the Escape effect.



fitDEGREE: Booth #924

fitDEGREE makes it easy. Makes what easy you may ask? Everything. Engagement, marketing and reporting for all things fitness and wellness, plus a few things you may not be expecting. With fitDEGREE in your rec department, you’ll be wondering why technology ever seemed frustrating in the first place. With packages as low as $50 per month, the only thing simpler than using our software is the choice to start.


InnoSoft: Booth #513

InnoSoft is the leading provider of recreation management software to campus recreation departments. With a powerful but intuitive desktop platform and a modern responsive member portal, Fusion provides an extensive list of capabilities to both campus recreation managers and their customers. Stop by the InnoSoft booth to check out the company’s newest additions, including FusionIM, a fully-integrated league management software and FusionGO, a student facing mobile app that puts your information at your students’ fingertips.


Key Log Rolling: Booth #213

Key Log Rolling was founded by a family of world champion log rollers. They created the synthetic, portable Key Log to replace traditional heavy logs. Through instructional materials, training workshops and program support, they are dedicated to helping recreation programs discover the fun, fitness and excitement of log rolling. With nearly 150 campus recreation programs and over 500 programs started, log rolling can be incorporated into aquatics, fitness, intramurals, events and club sports.


List Industries Inc.: Booth #404

We have earned our slogan as America’s Most Complete Locker Line® by offering the largest selection of locker styles, materials, sizes, colors and functionality all while maintaining our high standards of quality, customer service, packaging and on-time delivery. We offer metal, wood and plastic lockers, designed to serve the locker needs of any facility, from health and sports clubs to schools and universities to professional sports arenas and stadiums.


Matrix Fitness: Booth #620

Matrix Fitness is the industry’s fastest-growing manufacturer and a favorite choice of the world’s finest fitness centers. A truly global company with 26 subsidiaries all over the world, Johnson Health Tech leverages a research and development team that incorporates insights from  the best minds in the industry and produces the most technologically advanced equipment on the market. Visit us at our booth at NIRSA to experience our new innovations in technology and HIIT protocols.


Mondo: Booth #1113

Mondo’s full line of rubber flooring is ideal because it’s durable; antibacterial and antimicrobial; 100 percent recyclable; GREENGUARD Gold Certified; low maintenance; requires no permanent waxes, stripping chemicals or harsh cleaners; slip and fire resistant; antistatic; no plasticizers, heavy metals, formaldehyde or asbestos; low emission of volatile organic compounds; feels good underfoot; warmer than ceramic; exceptional acoustic properties; high performance; high dimensional stability; no heat welding.

 800.361.3747   

Moody Nolan: Booth #431

Moody Nolan’s Sports, Recreation and Student Focused Facilities Design Studio specializes in fresh, functional and efficient designs for your new or renovated and expanded facilities. We are passionate about helping new clients and old friends find the best design solutions. We consider every project to be an opportunity to rise above the norm and to move the design conversation to new places, to create spaces that are memorable forever. This vision of responsive architecture is continually recognized by our peers and clients.


National Strength and Conditioning Association: Booth #1104

The NSCA is the trusted authority on strength and conditioning. The NSCA offers two highly sought-after, accredited certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer. NSCA gives coaching and fitness professionals the tools, access, and knowledge to achieve results and reach higher in their career. Stop by booth 1104 and enter for a chance to win a free certification exam.


Power Systems

We’re Here To Power Your Potential – Since 1986, Power Systems has spent decades developing the most extensive line of products in the industry. We deliver them quickly and accurately so you can start training right away, but providing the tools is only half the equation. We also take time to understand your business and recommend the right products for you and your clients so you can provide results. Our promise is to always give you the support you need in your campus rec center, to help you inspire your clients and to work together to power your potential.


Precor: Booth #603

Precor develops and manufactures premium fitness equipment, software, education and service solutions that help fitness facility operators grow their business and create a personalized fitness experience. Precor has been a pioneer in the fitness industry, providing complete fitness solutions for more than three decades, and has introduced the world to industry-changing products including the Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer (EFX), Adaptive Motion Trainer (AMT), Queenax functional fitness and Spinning indoor cycling. 


Robbins Sports Surfaces: Booth #708

Robbins is a premier supplier of high-performance maple and synthetic sports flooring systems. Robbins has registered 25 patents over the years, and is the only U.S. flooring manufacturer with a full-time research and product development staff. Robbins’ understanding of the biomechanical interaction between athlete and floor have led to designs reducing vibration and increasing uniformity. Robbins is the exclusive distributor of Pulastic synthetic flooring systems in the U.S.



SportsArt: Booth #807

SportsArt is the green fitness company. With every step, every stride, every movement a person makes in a gym, energy is produced. SportsArt believes energy can be harnessed and utilized to charge your gym and change the world into a more sustainable place, one workout at a time.


Technogym: Booth #731

Technogym is a world-leading supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the wellness and fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud-based platform, allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere. Innovation has always been core to the Technogym DNA. Technogym’s SKILLRUN is designed to meet the training requirements of elite athletes, and combines cardio and power training in a single product.


Total GymTotal Gym: Booth #942

Delivering the optimum functional training experience, Total Gym products enable faster recovery and better efficiency. The result is full-body conditioning, from strength to post-injury and high performance training. Visit the Total Gym booth to acquaint yourself with the ELEVATE circuit that brings you a full body workout in only 30 minutes. With operations in over 30 countries and with over four decades of innovation, Total Gym continues to lead the industry and progress functional training to new levels.


True FitnessTrue Fitness: Booth #425

With over 35 years of experience, TRUE Fitness Technology is one of the premier manufacturers of fitness equipment, providing a portfolio of both cardio and strength equipment. Dedicated to delivering superior products, service and support, the company and its equipment are consistently ranked among the top in the industry. Visit TRUE Fitness at NIRSA to experience HIIT Cardio and Composite Strength, featuring products like the Alpine Runner Incline Trainer and Full Body Press.



Bobby Dyer
Bobby is a former staff writer at Peake Media.

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